Romans 10:17 (NKJV) states: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Our intake of God’s Word and our faith go hand in hand. When we are intentional about reading, hearing, and studying God’s Word, we will inevitably gain faith in the Lord, His promises, and His future plans.
Everybody is busy – with many shifting to online work, it is becoming increasingly hard to unplug. People are getting caught up in their work and failing to spend time in God’s Word and with God in prayer. This needs to be a priority in all of our lives – no matter how busy we may seem. When we make time for God’s Word, the rest of our lives will align.
In Luke 10, we see Martha being so busy with her responsibilities of cleaning and housekeeping that she failed to sit at the feet of Jesus when He was visiting. She was thinking more of what everyone thought of the state of the space they were in instead of learning from the son of God. We are all susceptible to do the same – we can get caught up in our day-to-day responsibilities and neglect our relationship with Christ.
In conclusion, we must intentionally set aside time to spend with God and to spend in His Word. We need to make this our top priority – we need to make time, no matter how busy we may seem with our other, less meaningful responsibilities. Put God first – make time for His Word. As Romans 10:17 (NKJV) states, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Dr. Derek Grier